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Thu Mar 5, 2020, 07:10 PM Mar 2020

What's your least favorite "reason" we're down to two men as usual? [View all]

This is a poll about each and every woman who has run for president at least in my lifetime -- from Shirley Chisholm to Hillary Clinton to our most recent loss, Elizabeth Warren.

Which of these rationales (excuses) for why any woman/women didn't go further is the most annoying to you?

(Before you answer, let's remember that every male candidate who has ever run has had flaws as candidates, has posed risks for winning, and has had weaknesses in their campaigns.)

24 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
I want to see a woman as president, just not that woman. The right woman hasn't come along yet.
1 (4%)
She ran a terrible campaign. If only she'd have had better judgment, she could have won.
4 (17%)
I can't stand the sound of her voice (and/or her laugh). It's so shrill!
0 (0%)
She's just a really flawed candidate. She carries so much baggage and/or her policies are divisive.
1 (4%)
I would love a woman to be president, but the country isn't ready. She's unelectable and we have to win.
8 (33%)
Everybody knows that nobody likes her. She's just so unlikeable. The entire country hates her.
0 (0%)
She's fake, inauthentic. She goes out of her way to invite us into her life and it's still fake.
0 (0%)
She's intellectual and has plans, but she lectures and scolds. It comes off as finger-wagging.
2 (8%)
She's uninspiring and doesn't have any charisma. We need someone who can get people excited to vote.
1 (4%)
Other (post)
7 (29%)
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Disclaimer: This is an Internet poll
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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Because women keep voting for men nt Xipe Totec Mar 2020 #1
This is the conversation that dominated my house during this campaign HarlanPepper Mar 2020 #15
I am not blaming men alone for the voting. Sparkly Mar 2020 #19
I know, sorry to give that impression. I should have been clearer.. HarlanPepper Mar 2020 #20
To your point about knowing their own power HarlanPepper Mar 2020 #22
I find the Super Tuesday exit polling showing that Biden & Sanders each did better with women ... Kaleva Mar 2020 #28
It's clear that happened from the results. Sparkly Mar 2020 #31
I wrote an OP talking about Warren's problem with female voters. Kaleva Mar 2020 #33
What were their problems with her? Sparkly Mar 2020 #34
The exit polls don't say why more women voted for Biden and Sanders each then for her Kaleva Mar 2020 #36
Yup. Choose an excuse above. nm Sparkly Mar 2020 #37
I cannot speak for the women who preferred Biden or Sanders over Warren. Kaleva Mar 2020 #39
You miss the point. Sparkly Mar 2020 #41
It might be beneficial for someone to study why women went to Biden and Sanders instead of Warren. Kaleva Mar 2020 #68
I clicked on other for that very reason...I though Biden had a better chance in the blue wall states Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #62
I wasn't asking for your reason re: Warren, I was asking about annoying reasons re: women in general Sparkly Mar 2020 #64
Are you asking what annoying reasons women may give for not voting for Warren? Kaleva Mar 2020 #69
I think the desire to get rid of Trump was paramount for many. Kaleva Mar 2020 #70
They all strike a chord... LisaM Mar 2020 #2
For me, that goes to the "uninspiring" and "nobody likes" categories, too. nm Sparkly Mar 2020 #3
Strategically, she did run a bad campaign dansolo Mar 2020 #10
We'll have to agree to disagree on that. n/t LisaM Mar 2020 #11
I disagree. Sparkly Mar 2020 #17
Wait, we had a woman at the head of the ticket last time. gulliver Mar 2020 #4
I am talking specifically about WOMEN. Sparkly Mar 2020 #7
AOC endorsed Bernie instead. Laelth Mar 2020 #5
Do you think AOC is that powerful? Sparkly Mar 2020 #9
I just know what the polls told me. Laelth Mar 2020 #13
That corresponded with other events as well, I think. Sparkly Mar 2020 #35
I picked other. The reason I was a Biden supporter is that he was the best to take the three states Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #6
Just a question Sparkly Mar 2020 #8
He was born in PA...also, I saw how he was in Ohio in 08 and 12...He can deliver the Midwest in 20 Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #21
So, "electability." Sparkly Mar 2020 #25
I would add that I have always liked Biden... I was happy to support him...but much as I like him, Demsrule86 Mar 2020 #30
Other: misogyny. stopbush Mar 2020 #12
She won the nomination DESPITE misogyny. Sparkly Mar 2020 #14
This feels like a trap. BusyBeingBest Mar 2020 #16
Why? Sparkly Mar 2020 #18
Bernie said a woman can't win. n/t zackymilly Mar 2020 #23
Then he denied saying it Sparkly Mar 2020 #26
Every candidate has problems... Moderateguy Mar 2020 #24
That doesn't answer my question. Sparkly Mar 2020 #27
Misogyny Moderateguy Mar 2020 #32
Two men and one woman, and my LEAST favorite reason Hortensis Mar 2020 #29
first step is to understand what is our voting BASE and I tell you it is not liberal beachbumbob Mar 2020 #38
So.... Sparkly Mar 2020 #40
Hillary had more appeal to the base than sanders could ever have. beachbumbob Mar 2020 #46
PS - Again, it's not about YOUR excuse... it's about the one that most annoys you, from sexists. Sparkly Mar 2020 #42
Can we please stop this crap !?!!? MFA was ... ***NOT*** ... popular and sticking to a non popular uponit7771 Mar 2020 #43
Actually MoonlitKnight Mar 2020 #44
GE polls did not show it was popular uponit7771 Mar 2020 #45
No. This crap continues. Sparkly Mar 2020 #50
Her tactic not just the policy, the tactic was to hug Sanders and not constantly go after his BS ... uponit7771 Mar 2020 #51
Why does one thing work for Sanders and not for her, then? Sparkly Mar 2020 #55
Cause Truman's right, if people have a choice between the original and the copy without much ... uponit7771 Mar 2020 #57
She had her own set of plans, far more detailed Sparkly Mar 2020 #61
The lack of substantive attacks on Sanders campaign tactics, his lack of disclosure on policy ... uponit7771 Mar 2020 #63
Okay, peel back the layers. Sparkly Mar 2020 #66
There's a woman tax, 5% at most ... that's big but I still believe NOT separating herself from ... uponit7771 Mar 2020 #67
If so -- Sparkly Mar 2020 #71
I don't think she would've won hugging Sanders no matter what gender she was. uponit7771 Mar 2020 #72
Again, I am NOT speaking of her specifically Sparkly Mar 2020 #73
our last two nominees weren't white guys treestar Mar 2020 #47
First, race and gender are separate biases. Sparkly Mar 2020 #54
A man will still win sometimes treestar Mar 2020 #80
I don't understand the thread NedBraden Mar 2020 #48
The reason Biden is going to win is simple dsc Mar 2020 #49
I am asking why. Sparkly Mar 2020 #58
great minds !!! uponit7771 Mar 2020 #65
Your reminder that we already elected a woman president, named Hillary Clinton shenmue Mar 2020 #52
Voters and votes. That's what it's all about. MineralMan Mar 2020 #53
what's Tulsi Gabbard? KayF Mar 2020 #56
Among most Democrats, yes. Sparkly Mar 2020 #59
Mommy issues is my actual belief of the why Lulu KC Mar 2020 #60
Message auto-removed Name removed Mar 2020 #74
Wan't my question but ok, why? Sparkly Mar 2020 #75
Post removed Post removed Mar 2020 #77
Re: Hillary LakeArenal Mar 2020 #76
Two men as usual? Dem4Life1102 Mar 2020 #78
Since it's been over 200 years and it's usually been a man vs. another man.... Sparkly Mar 2020 #79
I voted "other" hangaleft Mar 2020 #81
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